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Treasurer's House

Historic House

Minster Yard, York, YO1 7JL

Tel: 01904 624247

Treasurer's House south front garden

About us

When visiting Treasurer's House, find out about fascinating wealthy Yorkshireman, Frank Green, as you wander round his former home. This was the first house to be donated to the National Trust complete with its contents. The remarkable collection includes antique furniture, ceramics, textiles and paintings from a 300-year period.

Tucked behind York Minster, all is not as it first appears. At one time divided into three houses, in the late 1900s, Frank Green created his version of a historic house to showcase his important collection. See both sides of the story as he demolished parts of the house not to his liking, yet transformed a house of declining fortunes into a handsome property, with lavish interiors grand enough to entertain the future King, Edward VII.

Relax in the award winning walled garden or stop off for hot drinks and home cooked food in the newly refurbished Below Stairs Café – both are free to enter on open days. Family friendly trails and garden games are available during the school holidays. Step around the corner to the large city centre shop on Goodramgate for the full range of shops.

Have a look at the current exhibition as you wander - Demolition and Restoration. Not all houses were as fortunate as Treasurer's. Discover the fate of some of the lost houses of Yorkshire and see how Frank Green made changes to create the house you see today.

Fancy a tour? Head down to the cellars to see the archaeology below your feet and the spot where Harry Martindale saw Roman ghosts. Please call ahead to check the tour is running that day. Small charge for none members. Spaces limited so arrive early.

Why not stay a bit longer? Check out the self-catered holiday accommodation at Minstergate just around the corner from Treasurer’s House, which the former owner Frank Green saved from being demolished. Situated in a beautiful timber-framed historic building in the heart of York, the accommodation has on-the-doorstep access to all of York’s main attractions.

Guided Tours Treasurer's House

Just when you thought you knew York, we've got reasons to return and to stay longer because you've probably not yet uncovered some of York's secrets in the cellar at Treasurer's House.

National Trust Treasurer's House Below Stairs Cafe

Once discovered never forgotten for the quality of food, service and surroundings - far away from the madding crowd in the heart of this historic house.

The cellar of the Treasurer’s House

The air in the cellar of the Treasurer’s House has a definite chill – possibly for its reputation as one of the most famous haunted sites in York.

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Opening Times

Main season opening hours (1 Apr 2019 - 3 Nov 2019)
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 16:30
Bank Holiday11:00 - 16:30
Winter opening hours (9 Nov 2019 - 21 Dec 2019)
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 16:30
Bank Holiday11:00 - 16:30

* On selected days during main season access by guided tour only.

Please note that the last admission time is half an hour before closing.

Guide Prices

Free entry to National Trust members and under fives.
Standard Admission prices: adult, £8.70, child £4.35, families £21.75
Groups: adult £8.25 child £4.10.
Free admission Below Stairs Cafe, shop and garden.



  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impaired

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for corporate hospitality

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • National Trust Property
  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted


  • Other AwardsNational Trust National Trust 2016
  • Yorkshire AwardsYork Pass Accepted York Pass Accepted 2018

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